Sometimes there are appointments and commitments that interrupt even my astronomy hobby on important dates. This past Wednesday was one such occurrence. For despite the close approach of Jupiter and Venus and the remarkably clear skies (minus wisps of clouds), I was unable to be anywhere near my telescope or to have a passable astrophoography camera setup to record the event.
Jupiter and Venus After Sunset, February 26th, 2023
A view over my house of Jupiter and Venus close in the sky, after Sunset on February 26th, 2023.
Jupiter with Great Red Spot, October 2022
It took weeks trying for the right chance, but I finally was able to decently photograph Jupiter and its Great Red Spot this year.
Using Computer to Capture Jupiter
After Jupiter opposition this year, I started using my MacBook as a camera screen extension. In this article, I show results from over a week.
Jupiter at Opposition with Galilean Moons, 2022
It’s been a while since I included any of the Galilean moons in a posted Jupiter image, so here is for making up lost time, through my Dobsonian.
Jupiter Through a Dobsonian Telescope
On the morning of 9/1, I shot the videos which made up his image of Jupiter, likely the best I can do with my entry-level DSLR camera.
Panoramic View of Jupiter and Venus
So I did what any amateur astrophotographer would do…I got out my iPhone, set it to “Pano” mode, and took the accompanying long picture.
Making Sense of Jupiter’s Problems
See the first image in this post? You should notice two issues with it.
Wonderful Jupiter during Saturn’s Opposition, August 2021
Why did I wait to 1am to photograph Saturn a few days ago? Because it had to clear the trees blocking my South sky view.
Something Remarkable out of the Unremarkable
I was delighted to see both planets, along with all four of the Galilean moons, visible in the same field.